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ASPEN ” Representatives from more than 120 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will participate in the Western Slope College Fair from noon to 2 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Aspen High School.

High school students from 20 counties between the Continental Divide and the Utah border are invited to attend the fair, which also includes workshops on applying to college and financial aid.

“This is a great opportunity to expose Western Slope students to a variety of options with top colleges and universities throughout the country,” said Carolyn Williams of Colorado Rocky Mountain School, which organized the fair. “We also want to introduce college representatives to students on the Western Slope.”

In addition to Colorado public universities, other colleges at the fair will include Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Colorado College, Harvard University, Wheaton College, Williams College, Purdue University and Middlebury College, among others.

Aspen High School is located off of Maroon Creek Road at 0334 High School Road. For more information, please contact the college counselor at your local high school.

GYPSUM ” High school seniors can get a look at some of the state’s colleges at the Eagle Valley High School College Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Representatives from about 35 public and private colleges in Colorado and surrounding states will talk to students, give out information and answer questions.

Counselor Tammi Boeke said the fair will be set up shopping style, with college representatives at tables ringing the school gym.

Colleges sending representatives include: Adams State College; Colorado College; Colorado Mountain College; Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; Fort Lewis College; Metropolitan State College; Mesa State College; Regis University; Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design; Trinidad State Junior College; University of Colorado; University of Denver; University of Northern Colorado; and Western State College.

VAIL ” The Vail intown bus route will temporarily bypass construction on East Meadow Drive.

From 7 a.m.-7 p.m., the bus will stop at the top deck of the Transportation Center, then go along the frontage road, south on Vail Road, along West Meadow Drive to Lionshead, then turn around.

From 7 p.m.-7 a.m., the shuttle will go to the Transportation Center, then continue west on the frontage road, with a stop at the municipal building, then continue to Lionshead, and come back the same way.

Detours will continue until Nov. 15.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Local athletes looking for funding from the Vail Valley Athlete Commission must turn in applications by Sept. 30. The Athlete Commission financially supports international competitors.

Eligible athletes must participate in international competition and have been a resident of the Vail Valley for at least three years. Teams cannot apply.

“We all get excited when a local athlete does well in international competition,” said Terry Brady, vice president of operations and sales for the Vail Valley Foundation, “but sometimes, we forget what it takes to get to that point.”

Established in 1997, the Vail Valley Athlete Commission has funded such local athletes as Chad Fleischer, Sarah Schleper, Stacia Hookum, Toby Dawson, Chris Doyle and Mike Kloser.

Winter Athlete Commission applications can be picked up at the Vail Valley Foundation offices in Avon and should be submitted to the Foundation at P.O. Box 309, Vail, Co. 81658, to the attention of Erin Vega. For additional information, contact the Foundation at 949-1999.

The Athlete Commission was the idea of longtime local resident Pepi Gramshammer and is supported by the Vail Valley Foundation, Vail Resorts, the town of Vail and the Beaver Creek Resort Company.

EAGLE COUNTY ” John Brendza, Superintendent of the Eagle County School District, will host a couple of meet-the-public sessions over the next few weeks.

The first session is Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. ” 2 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School. The second is Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. ” 3 p.m. at the district administration office in Eagle.

For more information, call 328-6321.

BEAVER CREEK ” Beaver Creek Golf Course will open to the public until Oct. 16.

Residents of Eagle and Summit counties residents can shoot 18 holes for $60 while non-residents pay $80. A twilight rate of $50 is offered after 3 p.m. for 18 holes.

Call 845-5775 to book a tee time.

Vail, Colorado

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